FICM Journal: October 22th
Learn about the activities of the fifth day of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM):
Goethe Institute Program at the 17th FICM: Ballon, by Michael “Bully” Herbig
The film Ballon, by Michael “Bully” Herbig, is one of the films that make up the Goethe Institute Program within the FICM. The story develops in 1979, when the world’s attention was on the Cold War in Germany, a country divided into East and West.
“We took the camera to represent ourselves”: FICM opens the Mexican Indegenous Filmmakers Forum
Since 2007, the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) organizes the Indigenous People Forum. This year, Daniela Michel, general director of the Festival, in the company of Marina Stavenhagen, Forum coordinator, as well as María Novaro, director of the Mexican Institute of Cinematography (IMCINE), filmmakers and Indigenous directors, inaugurated the Forum Mexican Indigenous Filmmakers: identity and new narratives, which will take place for two days during the 17th FICM.
Death to Summer, by Sebastián Padilla, story of youthful love among violence in Monterrey
Death to Summer (2019), Sebastián Padilla’s directorial debut, was presented in a press screening at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) as part of the Mexican Feature Film Section in the presence of producer and screenwriter Alexandro Aldrete, and actors Ana Valeria Becerril, Joshua Okamoto, Yojath Okamoto, Gabriel Nuncio and Diego Lavalle.
En el balcón vacío, a tribute to Spanish exile in Mexico, was presented at the 17th FICM
The film by Jomi García Ascot, En el balcón vacío (1961), was presented at the 17th edition of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) by its vice president, Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, in presence of the director’s daughter, Issa García-Ascot Ogarrio.
Impulso Morelia 5 announced its winners
After three days of exclusive screenings presented to an international panel of experts, the fifth edition of Impulso Morelia selected its winners. From October 20 to 22, six projects in different editing and post-production stages were presented in this unique space of the Morelia International Film Festival (FICM), aimed at facilitating a positive reflection on the proposals, their conclusion, promotion and circulation.
Alejandro Ramírez, president of the FICM, speaks in honor of Robert Redford
Today the Morelia International Film Festival has the honor of welcoming one of cinema’s true icons: actor, director, and producer Robert Redford. As an actor, Robert Redford’s prodigious career spans 81 films. He has created some of cinema’s most memorable characters and has starred in movies that have become classics, including Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary), The Sting, All The President’s Men, The Natural, Out Of Africa, and All Is Lost, to name just a few. His body of work is remarkable not only for his stunning performances, but also for the type of roles he has selected throughout his career, characters that defied convention and explored the complexity of human nature.
Willem Dafoe presented The Lighthouse, by Robert Eggers, at the 17th FICM
The Lighthouse (2019) had its premiere in Mexico at the 17th Morelia International Film Festival (FICM) with a screening presented by actor and special guest Willem Dafoe, accompanied by Alejandro Ramírez, president of the festival; Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas Batel, vice president and Daniela Michel, founder and general director.
Presentation of the book El territorio del gesto: ética y estética en el cine, edited by Horacio Berra
The Clavijero Cultural Center was the venue to present the book El territorio del gesto: ética y estética en el cine, edited by Horacio Berra; the “sponsors” of the ceremony were Juan Pablo Arroyo, Undersecretary of Higher Secondary Education, and Claudio Méndez Fernández, Secretary of Culture of Michoacán.